In Matthew 13, Jesus tells parable after parable about the Kingdom of God. He talks about what it’s like, and what it’s worth, who gets in and who’s left out. Yet, through nearly all of the parables there is a single, simple idea that makes all the difference…
Only time will tell.
It takes time to see whether true faith has taken hold. It takes time to see where the real change has taken place, and it will take time before any final judgment can be made.
So, if you or someone you care about is struggling, don’t worry about it. Use your time wisely to grow and give them the benefit of the doubt that they’re doing the same. They – and you – may struggle or shine right now, but in the end it’s not for any of us to judge…only time will tell.